xv, 627 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 26 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
The knowledge infrastructure -- From past to present : the history and mission of libraries -- The library as an institution : an organizational perspective -- Transforming the library : the impact and implications of technology -- Library and information science : an evolving profession -- The organization of knowledge : techniques and issues -- Information science : a service perspective -- Information policy : stakeholders and agendas -- Intellectual freedom -- The values and ethics of library and information science -- Appendix A. Major library and information science associations and list of additional associations -- Appendix B. List of ALA-accredited programs -- Appendix C. Standards for accreditation of master's programs in library and information studies -- Appendix D. IFLA/UNESCO public library manifesto 1994.
"This edition has been designed to respond to the many changes occurring in the LIS field and provides a firm foundation of knowledge and guidance for LIS students and professionals alike"-- Provided by publisher.